Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

Trams to Newhaven project look at support for businesses during construction phase

With approval having been given for the Edinburgh Trams extension to Newhaven the project team and now turning their attention to the support package which will be offered to businesses along the route during construction. To this end a new … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams get 5G – on an advert anyway

With Manchester Metrolink being the tramway of Vodafone (four trams in full vinyl wraps) it would appear that Edinburgh Trams is the tramway of EE with a new advert for that company’s 5G network now adorning 267. However, whilst Vodafone … Continue reading

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Passenger numbers and revenue growth on Edinburgh Trams confirmed

The continued success of the tram line in Edinburgh between York Place in the city centre and the Airport has once again been shown with both revenue and passenger numbers continuing to grow. The figures for 2018 have shown that … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Back to fleet livery for another tram in Edinburgh

With the C R Smith advertising contract in Edinburgh seemingly starting to come to an end more trams are now being seen running without any adverts. One of the latest to lose adverts (the Speyside to Aberdeen version) is 275 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New safety features on Edinburgh Trams

Ever since the fatal accident when a pedestrian was hit by a tram at Saughton, Edinburgh Trams have been including extra safety features at pedestrian crossings across the network in order to make it as clear as possible to those … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Edinburgh Trams!

It’s a week of significant anniversaries with Edinburgh Trams celebrating their 5th birthday. Services in Edinburgh finally started on 31st May 2014 after a very problematic construction period but once it was up and running it was soon accepted into … Continue reading

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Charity children’s book launched in Edinburgh

Children’s books featuring trams are fairly rare (although there are some books based on the Manx Electric Railway) but a brand new book has just been launched in Edinburgh – and it will be raising money for Edinburgh Trams’ nominated … Continue reading

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More tram expansion for Edinburgh?

A new strategy set to be approved by the City of Edinburgh Council could see further expansion of the Edinburgh Trams network in the future as they seek to transform the city centre and make cars as “guests in a … Continue reading

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Preparatory works to get underway on Edinburgh Trams extension

Following on from the approval of extending the Edinburgh Trams network to Newhaven in March the first real signs of progress in fully getting the project off the ground should be seen later this month with investigation works due to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh 272 gets a new advert

No sooner had we reported that Edinburgh Trams 272 was back in full fleet livery than its received a new advert. 272 has now received the annual Royal Highland Show and associated Education Trust adverts ahead of the show which … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Back to fleet livery for 272

Signs of the end of the major C R Smith advertising contract on Edinburgh Trams are continuing with 272 the latest tram to lose its vinyls in favour of a return to standard fleet livery (is it standard when it’s … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams announce 2019/20 nominated charity

Edinburgh Trams will be supporting the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity throughout the next year as their nominated charity for 2019/20. The tramway has previously supported other charities including MS Therapy Centre Lothian who were recently presented with £12,500 following a … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams raise money for local charity

Employees at Edinburgh Trams, and topped up by donations from the public at recent sporting and music events in the city, have raised £6,500 for the MS Therapy Centre Lothian during a series of fundraising events.

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In Pictures: Haymarket Yards gets a platform – kind of!

It is not only Blackpool where a new platform has been installed, and just like Blackpool the new structure in Edinburgh won’t be seeing passengers any time soon – although for different reasons! The new low platform is at Haymarket … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 274 joins the Parabola club

Having been running in standard fleet livery since the start of March, Edinburgh Trams 274 has become the latest tram to receive an advertising livery for Parabola – a company involved in development around Edinburgh including at Edinburgh Park. The … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams win for third year at Chamber of Commerce Awards

Edinburgh Trams have been celebrating another award having been given the High Business Growth accolade at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards – the third year that they have been recognised at these awards.

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This week on British Trams Online

We head off north of the border this week to bring you some images from Edinburgh:

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In Pictures: Edinburgh 276 gets new advert

Christmas is now officially over in Edinburgh following the removal of the Christmas and Hogmanay advert on 276 – only three and half months late! 276 has now become the latest tram to advertise the Parabola development at Edinburgh Park … Continue reading

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It’s a yes! Trams will go to Newhaven after approval given to extension

It’s the news we have been waiting for – Edinburgh Trams will be extended to Newhaven via Leith Walk after councillors at a full council meeting on Thursday 14th March voted in favour of the £207.3 million project going ahead. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New signage on Edinburgh Trams

Over the past few months a number of new signs have appeared along the reserved track sections of Edinburgh Trams aimed at improving safety with new Temporary Speed Restrictions now put in place at all pedestrian crossings on these sections … Continue reading

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